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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Daniel Allen Dorsey

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    33d Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA
One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanaooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A. Dorsey
Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A. Dorsey
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 17, 1863
  • Born: December 31, 1838, Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH, United States
  • Died: May 10, 1918, Leavenworth, KS, United States
  • Buried: Leavenworth National Cemetery (MH) (11-19-8), Leavenworth, KS, United States

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